Looter rips laundry card machine from apartment building

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Laundry loot

A burglar broke into a Washington Avenue apartment building and stole its laundry card machine on July 12.

The sneak entered by breaking the basement door of the residence near Greene Avenue around 1:53 and ripped the machine — containing an unknown amount of cash — off the wall. The thief then fled through the same door, hopped on a Citi Bike, and rode off, surveillance video shows.

Bus bash

Two punks wearing bandannas over their faces robbed a guy waiting for the bus at knifepoint on Fleet Walk on July 10.

The victim told police he was waiting at the B54 bus stop near Myrtle Avenue at 1:20 am when he was approached by the bruisers, who had bandannas covering part of their faces.

One of the baddies flashed a knife and took his backpack, while the other bandit acted as look out, a report said.

Bag blitz

A cab driver drove away with a woman’s bag as she popped into a fish market on Myrtle Avenue on July 12.

The lady had paid the livery taxi driver his fee and told him to wait while she went into the market between Clermont and Vanderbilt avenues. But when she exited the store, she discovered the snake had driven off with her bag containing her bank card, $180, and her driver’s license. She told police the driver knew her bag was in the backseat because she had told him, a report said.


Cops cuffed a guy who allegedly dragged a woman across the ground after stealing her phone and attacking her on Cumberland Street on July 15.

The 15-year-old suspect followed the woman as she was walking between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 12:53 am, hissed, “Give me your phone,” and grabbed her arm, she told police.

He then punched her in the face, snatched her phone from her hand, and pushed her to the ground, dragging the woman by her pocketbook. The bag was strapped across the lady’s body, cutting her as she was pulled, according to a report.


Police are searching for three brutes who they say cut a man on the side of the face with an unknown object on Classon Avenue on July 13.

The victim was walking towards Atlantic Avenue at 9:45 am when the trio approached him and cut him after hitting him around, he told authorities.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 5:57 pm, July 9, 2018
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